By Amina Abdullahi Girbo
Food items and other daily needs worth over 500,000 Naira were distributed among orphans and patients on admission by BACAS Old Students Forum in Bauchi.
The items were procured from freewill cash donations made by the old students under its humanitarian outreach services to communities which are targeted at vulnerable members of the public.
Handing over the items to the officer in charge of the Bauchi State Orphanage at the weekend, National Chairperson of BACAS Old Students Forum, Barrister Fatima Abubakar said that, the gesture was to complements Government effort in the upkeep of the orphans and also identify with the children with a view to giving them a sense of belonging.
Abubakar who disclosed that the money used for the purchase of the items was from freewill donations by the old students, also enjoined the management of the Orphanage to make judicious use of the items for the benefit of the orphans under their care.
She then prayed for God’s blessing, protection and guidance for the orphans and further implored the children to study, be of good behaviour and become responsible citizens in the society.
Responding, the officer in charge of the Orphanage, Hajia Mairo Malami expressed her gratitude for items and assured that it will be put to use for the intended purposes.
Malami then thanked the donors and prayed to God to bless their lives and the Old Students Forum at large.
Items donated at the orphanage include: 2 Bags of 50kg Rice, 1 Bag of 50kg Sugar, 3 Cartons of Detergent, 3 Cartons of Soap, 3 Cartons of Pasta and 3 Cartons of Macaroni.
In a similar development, the old students also reached out to over 100 patients on admission at the Bauchi State Specialist Hospital.
Each patient got a package containing one measure of sugar, one medium sachet of detergent and one soap.
Both patients and staff of the hospital expressed their delight and called on other Associations to emulate what the BACAS old students did, especially as people are going through hard times.